If visiting Santa is a part of your family’s holiday festivities, please remember that sitting on Santa’s lap can make children feel uncomfortable. This is the perfect time to teach children about consent and allow them to practice it. Telling children that their body belongs to them and that they can decide how they interact with Santa is essential for allowing children to practice consent.

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